Sophie took a turn for the worse yesterday and had trouble keeping her oxygen saturation levels in her blood high enough. Then last night at 10:30 PM, Susan came and said she was not doing well again. Before she came to GLA, she had been in General Hospital and they had stuck her in ever vein she had trying to get an IV in. So all of her veins are very bad and tiny. Susan and I worked for an hour trying to find a vein and get an IV into her so we could stop tube feeding her for the night and just let her have IV fluids. I could get in but as soon as we put fluid on the vein it would infiltrate or just not run.
Finally, I gave up. This morning, her oxygen goes way down when she cries or is handled much. She is only 3 weeks early and weighs 4 1/2 pounds. We think it is the heart problem that is causing her oxygen levels to drop, but she truly is not stable enough to go to the doctor yet to get her echocardiogram done. Please pray that she stabilizes enough to go get the echo done.
Posted on Thu, November 4, 2010
by Dixie Bickel